– the candidate can be of any nationality, but at the time of recruitment he/she lived/worked < 12 months in the Netherlands during the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

– the candidate is an early-stage researcher at the time of recruitment (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not has a doctoral degree)

The requirements for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship do not affect the PhD selection procedure.